Schalke 04 recently dismissed head coach David Wagner after a loss against Werder Bremen triggered Schalke’s two-match ultimatum handed to the manager even as Ralf Rangnick and other prominent managers have already been listed as top candidates.
Schalke was smashed by league champions Bayern Munich in the opening matchday at the Allianz Arena.
Last season, Schalke struggled to find a win throughout the start of the second half of the season, which almost prompted the sack of the manager.
However, the club’s hierarchy opted to retain Wagner with high hopes of possible change. But the plans by the club with the manager could not see the light of day.
The search for a new manager has since begun. The Royal blues have listed former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick as a possible replacement for Wagner even as the German revealed he could be interested in a management role in Germany after a failed move to AC Milan.
The managers listed as David Wagner replacement at Schalke 04
Marc Wilmots (most recently national coach of Iran), Sandro Schwarz (most recently Mainz 05), Dimitrios Grammozis (most recently Darmstadt 98) and Alexander Zorniger (most recently Bröndby IF). André Breitenreiter.
Speaking to Sky Sport Germany, Rangnick reveals a chance to coach a German team is still open.
“If I were to say that Schalke didn’t interest me at all, I would be lying.” Ralf Rangnick told Sky Sport Germany.
Rangnick also casted doubt, saying he finds it hard to imagine he’ll return to Schalke for a third term, but ultimately refused to rule it out.